Whitney Wolfe Herd Finishes 2017 on a Bang

The final months of 2017 have brought many exciting changes for Whitney Wolfe Herd and her company, Bumble. While Bumble began as a dating app that drives women to take the initiative in online dating, it has expanded to include platonic friendships, career motivation, and a broader goal of feminine empowerment.

In September, Bumble moved into its new headquarters in Austin, Texas. It’s decked out with bee-themed walls in bright yellow, honeycomb-shaped shelves, and several cozy communal areas where colleagues can collaborate on their mutual ideas.

Bumble Bizz is one of the newest offerings out of the Bumble HQ, beginning in October. Here, instead of searching for men, women are able to network and search for mentors and ideas for their professional lives. Users swipe through local choices for new hires, employment, and mentors. As Wolfe has stated many times over the years, her main focus has always been helping women feel empowered, whether that be on the dating scene or in the office. Like the Bumble dating app, it takes a ladies first approach, and she hopes that it will encourage more women to be bold in seeking career advancement, and help men in leadership roles find more women to join them.

Outside of the dating and professional scenes, the Bumble BFF grew out of the statement many women posted in the Bumble dating app that they were there for friendship, not just a date. It has been tried out by over 3 million users, with 500,000 active in a given month. Whitney Wolfe Herd grew up in Utah and attended Southern Methodist University. While there, she discovered her passion for entrepreneurialism, developing a line of tote bags her junior year, which were emblazoned with “Help Us” and raised money for the victims of the BP oil spill.

Whitney Wolfe Herd’s most recent dating success, however, has come from her personal life. She met Michael Herd, of the oil, natural gas, and restaurant businesses offline, but sparks flew. They married recently in Positano, Italy. True to form, she had been the one to strike up the conversation, during a ski trip in Aspen where she ultimately had to teach him how to ski.

There’s a lot of talk about what may come next for Bumble. Whitney Wolfe Herd recently turned down an offer from Match Group to purchase it for 450 million dollars. It is likely that the app and its offshoots will continue to grow and attract even more followers.

ClassDojo is Simplifying the Student-Teacher-Parent Dynamic!

ClassDojo is an innovative app that connects parents, teachers, and students, with the goal of improving the classroom. This app simplifies the process of getting in touch with the teacher, being able to send photographs back and forth, share ideas and expand the classroom.

Studies have proven that parents who are deeply involved in their child’s schoolwork and connected with their teacher, see improvements in their children’s grades immensely. Ninety percent of schools in the United States, grades K-12, are implementing this app into their routine. This app can even be found in many other countries where the word of its success is spreading.

Another fact that makes ClassDojo so appealing is that it has improved 1 out of 3 children’s ability to feel empathy and acquire a growth mindset. They have started to enact time during school to learn about mindfulness and correct thinking. Mindfulness activities have proven over the years to lower high blood pressure, ease anxiety, and make critical thinking skills stronger. Combining the parent-student-teacher dynamic with mindfulness helps children reach their fullest potential, improve communication full circle, and set them up for success as they conquer their journey through life.

ClassDojo aims to make the parents and teachers feel like they are part of a team with their kids best interest involved. This app also encourages the fact that children learn in their own way, and grow in their own way, which means classrooms cannot be constructed like a cookie cutter. Each child is an individual and they shine the light towards improving each student individually.

If you speak a different language than the student’s teacher, ClassDojo has made it easier! With ClassDojo you can translate messages into 35 different languages, so no matter what, the correct message is being understood. You don’t have to worry about language barriers anymore with this app.